Our expert says:
If there is a court case involving you ( of course you need legal advice specifically on such matters ) then I think they are supposed to officially inform you of the fact, rather than keep the hearing secret and then draw unfavourable conclusions from your non-appearance. Of course you should go to court, as only then can you hear what she is saying and claiming, and put your own side of things. The court can decide how much maintenance you should pay and then enforce it's judgement ( and that might even lead to jail for contempt of court ), so it is something you have to take seriously. Even if you didn't get a summons, that's no reason not to go to court - it could be very much to your benefit to go.
Try to find out how or if the officers of the court actually did go to your place of work and what idiot told them you were not there, so you can get statements and tell the court. Maybe these court messengers are like the lazy meter readers of Tshwane, who for over a year never tried to read my meters, lying about the huge dogs ( I don't have ) and the high locked gates ( which I also don't have). Some people just like collecting the fees for delivering messages without actually seriosuly trying to do so
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